List of products by brand Ellusionist

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Absinthe - the Green Fairy of spirits, has long been associated with the bohemian lifestyle, with famous drinkers including Picasso, Van Gogh, Hemingway, Oscar Wilde and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Absinthe playing cards embody the allure of the emerald drink, the hallucinogenic haze, sugar crystals in the night, the Ace of Spades modelled after the filigree of the absinthe spoon. With its heavy embossing and text that pokes fun at itself, even the box appears to have had a few drinks.

Originally printed for the Prohibition Box Set, the Absinthe playing cards deck has been tweaked slightly to keep the integrity in design, whilst also allowing you to own more than one deck, without having to buy multiple Prohibition sets. This deck is too cool for display, it has to be shown off...

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Arcane is the first in Ellusionist's new line of Signature playing cards. Whether you infuse your magic with as much magic and mystery as a fantasy story, or you ground yourself in reality through gambling demonstrations, these cards will help your performance become more elegant, mysterious and powerful.

Three top designers from across the globe working never-ending nights, burning midnight oil, and months of midnight jam sessions to bring you a deck of playing cards unparalleled and unsurpassed in the industry.

Michaelangelo took four years to create the Sistine Chapel masterpiece... these took five.

Printed by the U.S. Playing Card Company

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The first edition of Artifice Playing Cards attained perfection, elegance and commanded attention. But you wanted more and we're here to prove to you that we're always listening.

Perfection was just the beginning. The Artifice Playing cards are now adorned with a functional border on the back that allow anyone to perform 'reversed' card effects and improve upon the deceptiveness of your sleights.

Perfection was only the first step. Enter, the next generation of Artifice. Second Edition: Blue.

Due to overwhelming demand, the functional border on the back was added to improve upon the deceptiveness of sleights requiring the alignment of cards, such as a Push Off Double or Elmsley count.

The dark psychology of artifice just got a massive upgrade.

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Arcane is the first in Ellusionist's new line of Signature playing cards. Whether you infuse your magic with as much magic and mystery as a fantasy story, or you ground yourself in reality through gambling demonstrations, these cards will help your performance become more elegant, mysterious and powerful.

Three top designers from across the globe working never-ending nights, burning midnight oil, and months of midnight jam sessions to bring you a deck of playing cards unparalleled and unsurpassed in the industry.

Michaelangelo took four years to create the Sistine Chapel masterpiece... these took five.

Printed by the U.S. Playing Card Company

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The original Black Ghost playing cards did not enter the market except by private sale.
It was used by Ellusionist for only for special promotions and given as a gift to professionals such as Banachek, David Blaine and others.
The decks easily commanded up to $400 on eBay as witnessed in one of the photos to the left... The decks easily commanded up to $400 on eBay.

Now, after repeated requests for the Black Ghost (more than any product in Ellusionist history), we are releasing an improved 2nd Edition of the mega-hit deck. Look for beautiful fanning and luxury stock

The Jokers alone are a work of art and contain a Jack of Spades reveal that can be used with a Shapeshifter or Erdnase change.

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Blue Cohort Playing Cards Now Available!

This vintage casino style deck was designed with simplicity in mind. Cohorts were engineered to look unassuming on the card table or in the hands of a card mechanic.

Blue Cohorts are a weapon like no other, hidden within the lines of the back design are markings undetectable to the untrained eye. Easily readable for any magician or card mechanic.

Printed on our brand new luxury pressed E7 stock in a vibrant blue, this is the crushed stock deck you’ve been waiting for. Ellusionist worked hand-in-hand with Cartamundi to find an answer to ‘Bicycle Crushed and boy did they deliver!

People often ask us “Why did Ellusionist move production to Cartamundi instead of Bicycle?” Blue Cohorts is the reason. This is one deck that you need to feel to believe.

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Created with the worker in mind, Keepers playing cards feel spectacular right out of the box.

Opening a standard deck is a chore. 20 minutes are instantly wasted breaking them in and smoothing the edges. A nightmare for any worker.

You want a deck to instantly feel comfortable in your hands, as an extension of you.

With stock as thin as a grain of sand, and a feel as soft as the splash of a gentle ocean wave. Keepers set a new expectation for what an everyday deck should feel like.

Designed with the most common deck in mind. The Keeper Deck is an advancement of a superb classic.

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Disparos playing cards take their inspiration from the vasqueros and gunslingers of the Mexican old west. The blackened piece of history.

As the stand-out deck of the prohibition series, Disparos is back with re-modelled sugar skulls, duelling pistols and custom everything.

The tuck box twists and turns through a desert of abandoned skulls and the guns that put them there.

Salted with a silver foil finish... like the cold, un-repenting steel of a 44 magnum.

Dusted with the details of a vast Mexican culture, the cards transport you guns-blazing to a traditional. It's the kind of deck you'd expect to find laying around on three-legged wood table, stained from the drinks of last nights card game.

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Executive playing cards from Ellusionist are stripped of embellishments such as embossing and foils. The know what it is and sticks to it, without distraction.

Each card was custom designed, and then designed again, to ensure that it brought forth our vision.

Dark, subtle designs make Executive the quintessential gentleman's deck.  The backs boast a black on black design with hints of grey to add a subtle appearance.

Curated by Ellusionist's own Chief Executive, these are playing cards born from a collaboration of designers - whose clients include Nike, RedBull and KidRobot - every detail unique and custom to the Executive brand - courts, indexes, a gorgeous Ace and sleek, simple box.

Executive is not the next move in playing cards. It's full Checkmate.

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The Ignite Deck has been carefully matched with the design and tones of Fathom to create dramatic contrast in color changes and flourishes.

Be sure to Stock up on Fathom Playing Cards when you purchase your Ignite Decks.

The second release in the Origin Series, Ignite Playing Cards captures golden flames, glowing embers and the smouldering black char of a scorching inferno.

From the blazing ace of spades on the front of the box, to the world of flames on the back, there is no mistaking the theme of this deck.

Featuring line-art embellished pips, court cards colored in the orange glow of a dying hearth, and polarized jokers, reds and blacks in contrast, for a color-change illustrating the very name of the deck; Ignite.

Conjure the spirit of fire and set your performances alight.

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The Madison Black Rounders are great deck of playing cards. Whether you are wanting a deck for magic, cardistry or just playing cards, you will simply love these cards.

Over 50 different stocks and finishes were tested by Daniel Madison to find and create his perfect deck of playing cards.

With both conscious and subconscious influences from the casino industry as well as his own visceral world he believes that he found something in the Rounders that represents who he is and what he stands for.

With help from Jeff Lianza, Peter Mckinnon, the Ellusionist team and my closest friends, he is proud to present the Madison Rounders.

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Madison Dealers Playing Cards contain a Daniel Madison marking system. With each deck, you will receive a downloadable movie teaching the system.

Marked decks can cost between $20-$30, but Daniel wishes to offer his system at the price of a normal deck of cards as you can see above.

Dealers in Erdnase Green use the exact pantone color of the book Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase.

As used in 1902, these playing cards utilize an edge-to-edge borderless casino "gambling house" design. If you are worried about double lifts etc, perhaps it's time to stop relying on white borders to hide inefficiencies. These cards will help you to get good at what you do.

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In The Beginning...

When Blaine released his Gatorbacks, he inspired an idea in me that would eventually become something more powerful then I could have ever imagined..

The Madison Hellions.

Charm is Deceptive

I believe that art is at its most beautiful state when it has nothing to hide, and I have always applied this idea through minimal and simple designs.
But there was something in me that could only find a way outthrough inticracy and incredible detail.


Good Intentions

I opened up to Oban Jones about the idea, and with his help, the Hellions came alive.
I put my heart, soul and art into everything I do and I am proud that this can be seen in this deck.


These are so much more than playing cards to me.

I am Daniel Madison, and these are the Madison Hellions.

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A few years ago Madison Pink Rounders playing cards were released in a fake photograph as a April Fools day prank. But after the joke had passed, Madison felt a little sad that it was only a joke and the Pink Rounders would never be a reality.

FINALLY, to mark the end of an era, and the end of the line of additions to the Rounders playing card family. Pink Rounders are no longer a joke but an outstanding reality.

In a black and white world, every no and then it's good to have a little splash of pink.

Rounders feel amazing straight out of the box, and with this colour, our sure to grab some attention as well. It's a no brainer, a win - win. Get yours today.

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THE LAST ELLUSIONIST MADISON DECK... EVER

The Madison Hellions have tens of thousands of followers all over the world. They call themselves 'Hellions'. Every one uniquely different, brought together by one design. 

As the final twisted spawn of Daniel Madison, this deck was birthed just before his departure in 2017.

The blood red edition oozes deceit and is entombed in an embossed tuck that's as black as a night you wouldn't go out in.

There's something sinister about this deck... and that's why we love it.

"I put my heart, soul and art into everything that I do, and this can be seen in Hellions."
- Daniel Madison

The deck is a true linen B9 finish. Hailed as Madison's favorite stock in recent years.

Repent with Red.

Get your Red Hellions.

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Created by Adam Wilber, with the worker in mind, Keepers feel spectacular right out of the box.

Thousands of you from all over the world have been raving about the custom stock, finish & design of the originals.

These are a much improved incredible finish, but now marked..

Opening a standard deck is a chore. 20 minutes are instantly wasted breaking them in and smoothing the edges. A nightmare for any worker.

Where as Keepers feel smooth, as soon as you crack them open.

With a feel as soft as the splash of a gentle ocean wave. Keepers set a new expectation for what an everyday deck should feel like.

- Easier to read markings
- Feels broken-in instantly.
- Deep red color allows sharpie signatures to be seen.

£8.75

Rockets playing cards are a taste of nostalgia. A deck of cards born from a world of pure imagination. Styled from the famous frozen treat. Rockets look just as tasty in your hands.

The back design is simple, imperfect and fun. Adding boldness back into your card handling.

Lines seem to connect during cardistry moves, creating more daring visuals with little effort. Each court card is turned up, with brighter, more radiant colours that accentuate every spin, flick or twirl.

The tuck is a classic matt finish featuring a rocket lolly flying through space, while the inside is extensively printed with a universe worth exploring.

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Stolen from the shipwreck aground the piping hot sands of tortuga beach, these are the salt and bone playing cards.

No Parley

Inspired by the life and crimes of Captain H. Every, the man behind the biggest heist in history, this deck celebrates bad intentions by becoming the lost bounty.

Win The Captains Treasure

Pirate captain Henry Every and his crew pulled the biggest heist in history, before disappearing with his ill-gotten gains. Nothing was ever recovered... Use the map within each deck to dig up a money can't buy prize... 1 of 52 rare ellusionist team decks, first 52 claimed win.

Aboard the bones white tuck case you will see an imperfect paper grain reserved for rich men and cunning thieves. Complimented with black and red foil that adds the smoothness of a calm ocean day.

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Sea Green Keeper Decks are the third in the popular 'Keepers' series of playing cards.

Conceived by Adam Wilber and brought ashore by Oban Jones, Keepers are quite possibly the rider-backs of the future.

A beautifully classic design that stays quiet while your magic does the talking.

Created with the worker in mind, Keepers feel spectacular right out of the box.

As a professional, you want a deck to instantly feel comfortable in your hands, as an extension of you.

Printed on Cartamundi's famed B9 stock for durability, witha true linen finish, these feel as soft as the splash of a gentle ocean wave and outlast any deck we've ever put it head-to-head against.

Keepers set a new expectation for what an everyday deck should feel like.

Voyage with a skipper you can trust.

£8.00

For almost a century, 'The Expert At The Card Table' has been considered indispensable to attaining the highest level of card mastery. Recognised as the go-to text on deception with a deck of cards.

One mystery gave birth to a myriad of authors, fans and obsessives. We aren't sure which we are.

It's speculated that it's simply an anagram of E. S. Andrews. Others say that it was Herbert Lee Andrews creating an anagram from his wife Emma's name. Some say it was a Chicago Railroad worker, and others choose to believe it was printer Harry S. Thompson covering his tracks.

Anyone with a deck of cards and passion can be Erdnase, Erdnase is an idea... and we'll never truly prove who he was. So I guess it's up to you. You're the expert now.

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The Tally-Ho Viper playing cards inject elegance and forceful authority into a deck that was already spectacular.

The technologically advanced Air Cushion Finish makes handling these cards a breeze and pure joy.

We've taken the standard Tally-Ho deck and improved the look, design and feel.

With the help of the USPCC, Ellusionist has produced one of the best looking and best feeling decks of cards available. Quality control experts at USPCC sat down and went over the production process of the Tally-Ho Viper in order to find out how to improve on the quality of the final product.

Thick stock resulting in a crisp clean snap to each card. Our Air Cushion finish with a smooth-as-silk feel, allow these cards to fan and be manipulated freely and easily.